The AAB is now on the Training Portal!

Whether you’re a long-time user of the Academic Achievement Battery™ (AAB™) family of products or you are considering your first purchase from this product family, now you can enroll in a free training course to learn more about this assessment!

The new AAB is ideal for measuring basic reading, math, spelling, and reading comprehension skills quickly and reliably. The new AAB can be used in educational, research, or clinical settings to confidently evaluate achievement in just 15 to 30 minutes to get an accurate overview of an individual’s educational skills. The AAB is ideal for evaluating fundamental academic skills during an initial evaluation, during reevaluation, or when working with those referred for learning, behavior, or vocational concerns across the life span.

A Comprehensive Form, which offers a complete evaluation of academic skills, and a Screening Form, which offers a fundamental evaluation of reading, math, spelling, and writing skills, are also available and have courses available on the Training Portal.

Each free, interactive course will give you a quick overview of the product, explain what makes it unique, and provide insight into how it was developed. And, best of all, the Training Portal is always available, so you can learn more on your schedule.

To access the Training Portal, use your parinc.com username and password to log in. Don’t have a free account? Register now

SPECTRA: Built on the three-factor model of psychopathology

The new SPECTRA™: Indices of Psychopathology offers clinicians a new way to assess psychopathology. A brief, self-administered multiscale measure of psychopathology and functioning, the SPECTRA is based on quantitative model of psychopathology.

The SPECTRA measures 12 clinically important constructs (depression, anxiety, social anxiety, posttraumatic stress, alcohol problems, severe aggression, antisocial behavior, drug problems, psychosis, paranoid ideation, manic activation, and grandiose ideation). These constructs are organized into three higher-order spectra of Internalizing, Externalizing, and Reality-Impairing. The constructs map on to DSM-5 conditions and help link assessment findings to the quantitative model research literature. The three spectra combine to provide a General Psychopathology Index score, which measures the total burden of psychopathology. Three supplemental scales include Cognitive Concerns, Psychosocial Functioning, and Suicidal Ideations.

 The SPECTRA takes just 15-20 minutes to administer and can be administered and scored on paper or via the PARiConnect online assessment system. The SPECTRA is useful when evaluating individuals in a variety of clinical settings, such as inpatient and outpatient clinics, hospitals, schools, and forensic settings. It also can help track progress over time if administered repeatedly.

 To learn more about the SPECTRA, visit the product page, where you can view a sample PARiConnect report and other supplemental information.

Chicago in February?<br>PAR will be at the coolest NASP ever!

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Convention will be held February 13 to 16 in Chicago and PAR will be there. If you’ll be attending NASP, we hope you’ll visit the PAR booth and say hello! You can view product samples and even meet some of your favorite authors!

Here’s the schedule of when the authors will be available at our booth.

February 14

1-2 p.m.: Peter Isquith, PhD, coauthor of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function®, Second Edition (BRIEF®2)

2:30-3:30 p.m.: Sandra Chafouleas, PhD, coauthor of DBR Connect™

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Steven Feifer, DEd, author of the Feifer Assessment of Reading™ (FAR™) and
Feifer Assessment of Mathematics™ (FAM™)

February 15

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Steven Feifer, DEd

2-3 p.m.: Peter Isquith, PhD

We also hope you’ll also make time to attend these informative sessions being presented by our PAR authors.

Presentation title

Date

Time

Presenter

MS039: DBR Connect: Using Technology to Enhance Screening and Progress Monitoring

February 13

 

10-11:50 a.m.

Sandra Chafouleas, PhD

SS031: 20 Years of Evidence: Assessing Executive Function With the BRIEF

February 14

8:30-10:20 a.m.

Peter Isquith, PhD

SS018: PSW Method for SLD Eligibility: Empirical Findings and Case Studies

February 14

3:30-4:50 p.m.

Steven Feifer, DEd

MS083: The Neuropsychology of Emotional Disorders: A Framework for Effective Interventions

February 15

4-5:50 p.m.

Steven Feifer, DEd

MS165: Advanced Evidence-Based Assessment of Executive Function With the BRIEF2

February 16

8-9:50 a.m.

Peter Isquith, PhD

MS112: Using a Neuropsychological Approach to Identify and Remediate Reading Disorders

February 16

10-11:50 a.m.

Steven Feifer, DEd

MS166: Tests and Scales: Evidence for Integrative Assessment of Executive Function

February 16

Noon-1:50 p.m.

Peter Isquith, PhD

 

As always, PAR will be offering special discounts on any purchases made at the PAR booth during NASP. You’ll save 15% plus get free ground shipping on your order!

Hope to see you in Chicago!

 

Going to INS?<br>Make sure to stop by!

Are you heading to Washington, D.C., next week for the INS Annual Meeting? Make sure to stop by the PAR booth (#15) to see some of our latest products, learn more about our revamped website, and try out our online assessment platform, PARiConnect.

Our newest product, SPECTRA: Indices of Psychopathology, offers clinicians a new way to assess psychopathology by measuring clinical information about a wide range of conditions at three levels of specificity: Internalizing, Externalizing, and Reality-Impairing. The SPECTRA’s 12 constructs map on to DSM-5 conditions and help link assessment findings to the quantitative model research literature.

Our suite of memory assessments, the Multidimensional Everyday Memory Ratings for Youth (MEMRY), the Child and Adolescent Memory Profile (ChAMP), and the Memory Validity Profile (MVP), were conormed and developed specifically for use with children, adolescents, and young adults ages 5-21 years. Used together, they provide comprehensive information about everyday memory and visual and verbal memory and assess whether an examinee is providing valid test scores. All are quick to administer and score.

Learn more about these products and more while you are at INS, and remember – all orders placed at the PAR booth during receive 15% off plus free ground shipping!